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Turning Back the Clock to Celebrate 75 Years of Baseball in Salem

Salem Red Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox are excited to share their plans for Tuesday, May 20, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the first ever game played in Salem. On that evening, with the Winston-Salem Dash in town, the Red Sox will host “Turn Back the Clock” Night, featuring numerous special deals and promotions. Continue reading

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Ems Unveil All-Star Game Logo, Video and Title Sponsor

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchPRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are proud to announce that the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, will be presented by Northwest Toyota Dealers. This magnificent event allows the Emeralds and Northwest Toyota Dealers a chance to highlight some of the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Continue reading

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Hops, Diamondbacks Extend PDC

Hillsborough Hops LogoArizona Diamondbacks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops), announced today that they have extended their affiliation with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) through the 2016 season. The Hops have been a Diamondbacks affiliate since 2001. Continue reading

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RiverDogs, Palmetto Brewery Offer ‘The Original’ RiverDogs Beer at The Joe

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs are constantly on the forefront of providing new and exciting food and beverage options at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. This time, with the help of Palmetto Brewery, the RiverDogs have their own special beer brewed exclusively for consumption at The Joe. “The Original” will make its debut tonight. Continue reading

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A’s to Hillsboro? Highly Unlikely

Oakland A's LogoLynn Lashbrook, sports agent and long-time promoter of bringing MLB to Portland (OR), is suggesting that the home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) could serve as a temporary home for the Oakland A’s, while a new MLB ballpark is built in the Rose City.  Read more here.  Rather than blabber on here about the many obstacles, we’ll let Portland-based MLB business analyst Continue reading

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Columbia Approves Baseball Deal

Sand Gnats LogoBy a vote of 4-3, the Columbia (SC) City Council has agreed to hire Hardball Capital of Atlanta to bring a minor-league team to Columbia and operate a yet-to-be-built stadium.  This was the first step toward spending $29 million in public money for a $35 million year-round facility.  Read more here.

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Lake Monsters Unveil New Unis

Vermont Lake Monsters New LogoPRESS RELEASE – After unveiling a new logo last November, the Vermont Lake Monsters (single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) today are proud to reveal their new team uniforms for the upcoming 2014 New York-Penn League season. Continue reading

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Spinners to Give Away Red Sox Replica World Series Rings

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced as the Red Sox staff and players from the 2013 World Series Champions received their World Series rings Spinners fans will receive a ring of their own this summer, thanks to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Continue reading

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Power Part Owner Launches Summer Collegiate Club

Carolina-Virginia_Collegiate_League LogoJohn Wilcox, part owner of the Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League), plans to launch the summer collegiate Mooresville Spinners (Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League) in Mooresville (NC), about 30 miles north of Charlotte.  The team will play at Moor Park baseball field after Wilcox spends $75,000 in improving the facility.  Read more here.

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Whitecaps Open in Front of 7,128 at Restored Ballpark

Whitecaps LogoPRESS RELEASE – For three months, the West Michigan community watched and waited as the West Michigan Whitecaps worked to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark after a devastating fire in early January. On Tuesday, at long last, they finally reaped their rewards. Continue reading

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Southern Tide 500 Club Highlights 2014 Fan-Experience Enhancements

Greenville Drive LogoPRESS RELEASE – With Opening Day in downtown Greenville three days away, the Greenville Drive are excited to announce what’s new at Fluor Field at the West End this season. Drive Ticket Plan holders got a sneak peek of what’s in store on Wednesday night, as they met the team, learned about the 2014 promo schedule and were part of a special unveiling of the all-new Continue reading

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Columbia (SC), Hardball Capital Amend Ballpark Agreement

Sand Gnats LogoThe City of Columbia (SC) and Hardball Capital have amended the agreement that would allow the company to manage the city’s planned baseball stadium at the Bull Street development site.  Read more and view agreement details here.

Columbia SC Proposed Stadium Rendering via Harball Capital

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Local Reporter Dismisses Idea of Blaze Departure

Bakersfield Blaze LogoWe don’t know what planet he is living on, but Casey Keirnan from the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield (CA) seems to scoff at the idea that the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) would leave town.  Below are two of his statements: Continue reading

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Restored Fifth Third Ballpark Ready for Home Opener

Whitecaps LogoHours after a massive fired ripped through a portion of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), team co-owner Denny Baxter vowed that the restored baseball stadium would be back hosting baseball in 2014. He meant what he said.  The Whitecaps home opener is on Tuesday, April 8, and the ballpark is looking great.  Read more and view photos here10 things to know here.

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Spinners Unveil New High-Definition Videoboard

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new high-definition video board to replace the left-field scoreboard as preparations for June 13’s Opening Day continue at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading

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Mavericks Ink Field Naming Rights Partner

High Desert Mavericks LogoThe playing surface at Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert Mavericks (California League), will be known as Heritage Field, after Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group purchased the naming rights.  For all Mavericks home games and team-sponsored events, the facility will be known as Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium.  Read more here.

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Council Closes Book on Proposed Ocala Ballpark

Tampa Yankees LogoThe Ocala (FL) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to end the city’s purchase and sale agreement with Ocala Trophy Ltd., which owned the land where a proposed new stadium would have been build for the Single-A Tampa Yankees (Florida State League), if approved by voters.  Read more here.

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San Jose Giants Unveil Improvements to Municipal Stadium

San Jose GiantsPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance the fan experience at the ballpark. Since 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball and it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since 1988. Continue reading

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Spring Training Attendance Records Fall in Bradenton

Pittsburgh Pirates PBradenton Marauders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates set new records for average attendance and single game attendance during the 2014 Grapefruit League season. The Pirates drew 91,046 people to 12 Spring Training home games at historic McKechnie Field. Continue reading

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‘Auger Dogger’ Wins 2014 Whitecaps Food Vote

Whitecaps LogoPRESS RELEASE – The votes have been counted, and the winner of the fifth annual Whitecaps food contest is the Auger Dogger! The deep-fried hot dog on a stick wrapped in spiral potato chips won the hearts and taste buds of Whitecaps fans, raking in 36% of the votes in the online contest. Continue reading

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New Sushi Dog Highlights RiverDogs’ New Food & Beverage for the 2014 Season

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – With the addition of the popular beer shakes and the peanut butter & pepper jelly, jalapeno-bacon-burger that were introduced last year, the Charleston RiverDogs enjoyed their most successful operational year at the concession stand and in terms of international, national, regional and local exposure in the club’s history. They also filled a lot of bellies. Continue reading

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Star Wars Still Hot

Star Wars LogoDespite the fact that the first Star Wars movie hit the screens in 1977, the brand is still a hot commodity in the baseball world, as at least three teams celebrate the iconic film in 2014 with Star Wars wear, including the Cincinnati Reds, Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League), and Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League).

Star Wars Mania 2014

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RiverDogs to Wear Unique Seersucker Uniforms on Sundays

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – In the closet of nearly every mature male Charlestonian’s wardrobe is a seersucker suit. Now the Charleston RiverDogs players are going to be more “dapper” than any and all of their counterparts as the team this year will don seersucker uniforms for home Sunday games Continue reading

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Modesto Nuts Introduce New Pistachio Mascot

Modesto Nuts LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has announced a third character will be joining Al the Almond and Wally the Walnut. The character, a female pistachio, will make her first appearance at John Thurman Field in June. “We are excited to add a third character to complement Al and Wally,” said General Manager, Tyler Richardson. “We feel a strong, independent Continue reading

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Terrible Tuesday, Ghostbusters Bobblehead Highlight RiverDogs 2014 Promo Schedule

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Highlighted by a trio of Saturdays featuring bobblehead giveaways and 13 nights with fantastic fireworks following the game, the 2014 Charleston RiverDogs promotional schedule has a little something for everyone and a lot of fun for all. Continue reading

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Whitecaps Announce 2014 Ballpark Improvements

Whitecaps LogoPRESS RELEASE – As the start of the 2014 baseball season fast approaches, the rebuilding process at Fifth Third Ballpark after the January 3 fire is well underway and on schedule to meet completion dates. In addition to rebuilding the first base concourse and suite level, the Whitecaps are also making several key improvements to the ballpark. Continue reading

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Spokane Indians Partner with Native American Tribe to Create Sp’q’n’i Jersey

Spokane Indians LogoBeginning in the 2014 season, the Single-A Spokane Indians (Northwest League) will reportedly sport the team name in Salish on home jerseys.  Read more here.

Spokane Indians Salish Jersey

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Unique Renovations on Deck for Lugnuts’ Ballpark

Lansing Lugnuts LogoNearing its 20th year in Mid-Michigan, Cooley Law School Stadium could receive a comprehensive renovation to upgrade and modernize the ballpark.  The stadium renovations are part of a larger project to incorporate a private mixed-use development into the ballpark outfield, including living space.  Read more here.

CLICK HERE to see 10 renderings of proposed renovations

CLICK HERE to see 10 renderings of proposed renovations

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RiverDogs Offer ‘Guarantee’ Win Wednesdays

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Who else but the Charleston RiverDogs would “guarantee” a victory on Wednesday nights? Put simply, if the RiverDogs don’t win on Wednesday night games at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, the club will honor your ticket for free admission to the next Wednesday home game. All you have to do is hold on to your ticket. Continue reading

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River Bandits Announce Eight ‘Bobble’ Giveaways, Including a Bobble Truck

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will soon return to the field where they won the Midwest League Championship in two of the last three years. The team announced on Thursday it will celebrate those championships, as well as its second year of an affiliation with the Houston Astros, with a super-sized 2014 lineup of always-popular bobblehead giveaways. Continue reading

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Daytona Cubs Prepare to Debut Ballpark Renovations

Daytona Cubs New IdentityA $1.3 million renovation of Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Single-A Daytona Cubs (Florida State League), is nearing completion, giving players and fans of the minor league baseball team everything from a new entrance gate on the east side of the park to a new concession stand on the west side.  Read more and view photo here.

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A History of Ballpark Debates in Columbia

Sand Gnats LogoSince the first professional game was played in Columbia (SC) in 1904, teams have struggled to find and keep a place to play. And that struggle is taking place again today, as the city, a team owner and a developer for the Bull Street property negotiate to build a new $35 million baseball stadium for an affiliated club.  Read more here.

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Threshers Announce 2014 Promo Calendar

Clearwater Threshers Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – The Clearwater Threshers have announced their 2014 promotional calendar. Highlights of the summer fun at Bright House Field this season include a concert series, Bobble giveaways and 12 fireworks nights. Continue reading

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Keys Unlock 2014 Promotional Schedule

Frederick Keys LogoPRESS RELEASE – Coming off a 25th season celebration to remember, the Frederick Keys are proud to announce a top-flight promotional schedule that will have fans yearning for the start of the season. Complete with great giveaways, several celebrity guests and exciting new features, the Keys have worked hard to make 2014 more exciting than ever. Continue reading

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New Downtown Baseball Stadium for Intimidators?

Kannapolis Intimidators New Alternative LogoAt its annual planning retreat at Pity’s Sake Lodge, the Kannapolis (NC) City Council began a conversation that could culminate in a new downtown baseball stadium for the Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators (South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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’30 Days of Opening Day’ in Stockton

Stockton Ports LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Ports are excited to continue the “30 Days of Opening Day” tradition to start the 2014 season. The promotion will begin on Tuesday, March 11th and go through Wednesday, April 9th. Splash and the Ports Front Office are scheduled to appear at various Stockton locations to hand out tickets to lucky fans and will be holding social media contests throughout the promotion. Continue reading

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San Jose Giants Release 2014 Promotional Schedule

San Jose Giants LogoPRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants announced today their entire Promotions and Special Events Calendar for the 2014 season. Click here to view. The schedule is filled with a number of new giveaways and theme nights, along with the return of many fan favorites. 2014 single game tickets go on-sale Monday, March 10 at 10:00 AM. Continue reading

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Columbia Ballpark Vote Today (UPDATED)

Sand Gnats LogoThe Columbia (SC) City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a contract to build a $35 million ballpark for an affiliated club.  Under the proposed deal, Hardball Capital would put up $6 million, and the city would bond the remaining $29 million.  Hardball Capital would be on the hook for payments until the total amount of private development in the Bull Street project reaches $60 million.  Read more here.

Columbia SC Proposed Stadium Rendering via Harball Capital

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Upgrades Proposed for Perdue Stadium

Delmarva Shorebirds LogoA wraparound outfield deck, a new video board, swaths of additional reserved seating and a statue of Arthur W. Perdue may grace his namesake ballpark, if $5.7 million in upgrades recommended by a new Maryland Stadium Authority-commissioned report are approved.  Perdue Stadium, located in Salisbury (MD) on the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Continue reading

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Events Beyond Baseball Targeted for Skylands Park

Frankford Township NJ SealAs one of the new owners of Skylands Park in Sussex County (NJ), Al Dorso Jr. knows he’s going to need more than just baseball to keep the place afloat.  While baseball is expected to be part of the stadium’s future, Dorso and his partners are working with Fastlane Communications, a New York City marketing firm, to develop events geared toward families and young people.  Read more here.

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